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Top 12 Websites To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by Xplicitunechi(m): 9:44pm On May 16, 2015
Social Media websites can drive insanely great traffic to your blog if you have a good social media marketing strategy. But it can drive fair amount of traffic if you just submit blog posts regularly to your social media profiles.
Social media traffic is as important as organic traffic from search engines as we can’t rely on Google alone. They continue to push algorithmic updates like Panda, Penguin and who knows the next could be Giraffe.

It means that we must diversify the way we get traffic. I’m going to list the top social media and other websites that you shouldn’t ignore or must use as part of your social media marketing strategy. I’m NOT going to list all the stupid social media or the so called web 2.0 sites out there as I’m going to focus only on sites that can drive traffic to our websites in one way or the other and not for building backlinks.

1. FACEBOOK(Google Page Rank:9 | Alexa Rank 2)

Facebook has not only transformed the way people the world over connect, communicate and share ideas, pictures, videos and news, it’s made it possible for businesses to get their products across to a mass audience in a sensational win-win manner.

With over a billion active users it’s the largest social networking website. Leverage your Facebook friends and share your blog posts regularly with your Facebook friends and fan base.


2. TWITTER(Google Page Rank 10 | Alexa Rank 11)

Twitter is the second most popular social network (microblogging platform to be more specific). If our content is viral in nature then it can bring instant massive traffic to our blog/website in no time.


3. LINKEDIN(Google Page Rank 9 | Alexa Rank 12)

LinkedIn is web’s favorite professional networking website with over 100 million active users. LinkedIn’s traffic quality is better than that of Facebook and Twitter as it is mostly used by professionals who are looking for job or business opportunities.

4. PINTEREST(Google Page Rank 9 | Alexa Rank 28)

Pinterest is the biggest thing that happened to social media after Twitter. According to a TechCrunch article Pinterest drives more traffic than Google+, YouTube and LinkedIn combined. If your blog posts have quality images then you shouldn’t ignore Pinterest. Just pin those images to Pinterest under the right category and it can send quality traffic to you as Pinterest users are known to spend more money than Facebook or Twitter.

5. GOOGLE+(Google Page Rank 9 | Alexa Rank 1)

Google+ is Google’s answer to Facebook. Though they call it a social network I wouldn’t call it a social networking website. But that said, it is important to share your blog posts on Google+ as social signals are now used to rank web pages. And that’s not all! As you probably know Google now gives importance to authors (dubbed as AuthorRank). For that they use data from your Google+ profiles. It means that if you’re popular on Google+ then your blog posts are more likely to be on top.


6. REDDIT(Google Page Rank 8 | Alexa Rank 73)

Reddit succeeded where Digg failed. It’s not the Facebook or a Twitter that killed Digg, Reddit killed Digg. If you write content that’s viral in nature then Reddit can send you instant massive traffic. Just make sure that you use social media timing signals to share the right content at the right time.


7. STUMBLEUPON(Google Page Rank 8 | Alexa Rank 157)


StumbleUpon is more or less a social bookmarking platform. It used to send good traffic during my initial days of blogging. I’m not sure about how many active users are there on StumbleUpon but according to Wikipedia they have over 20 million users. It won’t take more than 5 minutes to share your web page on StumbleUpon and hence it is worth the try. You definitely don’t want to miss even a single opportunity that can send traffic.


8. HUBPAGES(Google Page Rank 6 | Alexa Rank 534)


HubPages is yet another user generated content, and revenue-sharing website where you can share your advice, reviews, useful tips, opinions and insights with hundreds of other authors. Quality HubPages articles are ranked high on Google so it can send you traffic if you write and submit good articles to HubPages with links to your website.


9. SLIDESHARE(Google Page Rank 8 | Alexa Rank 123)


SlideShare, as you probably know, is the world’s largest community for sharing and discovering slideshows/presentations. You can upload your presentations with clickable links and can even embed them on blogs or websites. Apart from slideshows, you can also share documents, infographics, PDFs, videos, and webinars.


10. WIKIPEDIA(Google Page Rank 9 | Alexa Rank 6)


Who doesn’t know about Wikipedia? A platform that shares over 24 million articles, Wikipedia is by now the largest place from where you can get references. Wikipedia can drive quality referral traffic to your website. Just sign up as a contributor at Wikipedia and improve the current Wiki pages by editing the existing pages with reference to your website. Just make sure that your web page is absolutely relevant to the topic or it will be marked as spam by the moderators at Wikipedia.


11. YOUTUBE(Google Page Rank 9 | Alexa Rank 3)


YouTube is the web’s largest and most favorite video sharing website. You can share your videos with over 800 million YouTube users a month. You can host your how-to videos on YouTube with a backlink to your website so that people would visit your website for additional insights whenever they watch your video.


12. FLICKR(Google Page Rank 9 | Alexa Rank 74)


Flickr is the largest photo sharing website on the Internet. You can leverage Flickr by uploading interesting photos or videos with a Creative Commons Attribution License. So that people will link to your Flickr profile and may click on your links. Don’t want to upload photos? Then why not use those awesome photos on your blog and still get referral traffic. Just use the photos or videos with a Creative Commons Attribution License in your next blog post with proper credits to the original author. Then go to their Flickr profile and comment that you have used the same on your blog post and include the link to the blog post.
Re: Top 12 Websites To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by ITbomb(m): 9:53pm On May 16, 2015
Nice collection though I'm not seeing ezine there
Re: Top 12 Websites To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by Nobody: 9:58pm On May 16, 2015
Does Wikipedia have out bound links?
I doubt it.
Re: Top 12 Websites To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by Orikinla(m): 9:39pm On Jul 24, 2015
Pinterest is now becoming a mega social media site and recently raised a total of US$553 million in Series G funding round from new investors, including Wellington Management Company and Goldman Sachs along with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, SV Angel, Valiant Capital Management and Fidelity Investments.

Pinterest has more than 500 employees.
More than 70 million people use Pinterest every month and the site processes 50 terabytes of data everyday.

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Re: Top 12 Websites To Drive Traffic To Your Blog by femzysticks(m): 1:48am On Jul 25, 2015
Orikinla:
Pinterest is now becoming a mega social media site and recently raised a total of US$553 million in Series G funding round from new investors, including Wellington Management Company and Goldman Sachs along with participation from existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, FirstMark Capital, SV Angel, Valiant Capital Management and Fidelity Investments.

Pinterest has more than 500 employees.
More than 70 million people use Pinterest every month and the site processes 50 terabytes of data everyday.







NOTED!!!
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